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  • White House warns Cuomo and Christie over Ebola quarantine rules

    10/28/2014 6:57:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/27/14 | Dominic Rushe and Lauren Gambino in New York and Dan Roberts in Washington
    White House officials warned the governors of New York and New Jersey of the “unintended consequences” of quarantining all medical workers returning from west Africa, as a political crisis deepened on Sunday over how to counter public fears about the spread of Ebola in the US.
  • US warns ISIS could get ahold of Syria's chemical weapons

    09/05/2014 12:44:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9-4-2014 | AP
    he United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council received a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, who heads the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons will end at the end of the month after destroying nearly all of Syria's declared stockpile. But Kaag said the OPCW is...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama's New Immigration Strategy 'Threatens Foundation

    07/15/2014 3:49:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite...
  • UN Chief Warns Against Ground Operation in Gaza

    07/13/2014 7:53:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    inn ^ | 7/13/14 | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday night urged Israel to scrap plans for a ground operation in Gaza, saying that "too many" Palestinian Arab civilians have been killed, AFP reported. Repeating his call for a ceasefire, the secretary-general said he "feels a sense of responsibility for the Palestinians who, especially in the Gaza Strip, have long been denied the sense of freedom and dignity that they deserve," according to a statement released by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The situation in Gaza "appears to be worsening," Ban said, noting that the UN Security Council's call for a ceasefire had...
  • Scalia Warns US Internment Camps Could Happen Again

    02/04/2014 5:57:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned the University of Hawaii law school the Supreme Court will eventually authorize wartime abuse of civil rights like internment camps. The Washington Examiner reported: Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
  • US embassy urges its citizens' caution on Egypt's revolution anniversary (Threats by MB)

    01/25/2014 5:36:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Saturday 25 Jan 2014 | Ahram Online
    On Egypt's third anniversary of the 25 January 2011 revolution, the US embassy warns its citizens from 'gathering in both celebrations and protest' The US Embassy in Cairo has released a security message warning its citizens of potential clashes on Saturday, the third anniversary of the 25 January 2011 revolution. The embassy told its citizens "there might be groups gathering in both celebrations and protest" in the areas of Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Rabaa Al-Adaweya Mosque in Nasr City, Nahda Square by Cairo University in Giza, as well as other universities and governmental institutions.
  • French government warns about traveling to certain parts of New Orleans

    11/16/2013 12:31:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | WWLTV
    In the French Quarter, the government advisory warns travelers to not go beyond northwestern Dauphine Street and northeast Ursulines Ave. If travelers are in the Garden District, they say not to travel north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street.
  • New study warns of US long-term debt problems (CBO)

    09/17/2013 10:02:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit. Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report says that government spending on health care and Social Security would double relative to the size of the economy in 25 years and that spending on other programs like defense, transportation and education would decline to its smallest level by the same measure since...
  • 'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

    08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 76 replies
    A Salafi group called the "Popular Egyptian Islamic Association" has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a "Christian food," NowLebanon.com has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior. A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah...
  • US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert

    08/06/2013 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2013
    The US State Department has ordered citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. --SNIP-- The BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, says the Yemeni capital has been experiencing unprecedented security measures, with hundreds of armoured military vehicles deployed to secure the presidential palace, vital infrastructural buildings and Westerns embassies in the capital. Our correspondent says that a security source confirmed Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that tens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for the implementation of a large plot. The source described the...
  • Kerry Warns: Last Chance for Israel-PA Peace

    06/03/2013 9:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday issued a stark warning to Israel to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, saying that if efforts fail now they may never get another chance. "We are running out of time. We're running out of possibilities... If we do not succeed now, we may not get another chance," Kerry told a forum held by the American Jewish Community, according to the AFP news agency. Kerry’s warning came amid reports that he is planning to return to the Middle East region within days, for his fifth trip to Israel since he...
  • Abbas Warns Israel Over Al-Aqsa Mosque

    05/12/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority on Sunday sent a warning to Israel, over what it calls its attempts to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. Speaking during a meeting of the PLO's Executive Committee, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that it is impossible to hold back in the wake of what he called the attacks by Israel on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and PA Arabs in Judea and Samaria, in particular by local Jewish residents. "We cannot remain silent over such actions, nor can we accept their recurrence," Abbas said. "If Israel is dreaming about establishing facts on the ground through its...
  • Hagel Warns Israel Over Syrian Chemical Weapons Allegations

    04/24/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 4/24/13 | staff
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged caution Wednesday over an Israeli claim that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, saying all evidence must be weighed carefully as such allegations are "serious business". Hagel indicated he had been caught off guard by claims from an Israeli general this week that Syria had fired chemical agents against rebels in recent months, the AFP news agency reported. "When I was in Israel they did not give me that assessment. I guess it wasn't complete," Hagel told reporters in Cairo on a tour of the Middle East that included a three-day visit to Israel....
  • Allen West warns left-wing students trying to intimidate his wife to BACK OFF, or they will face him

    04/17/2013 9:29:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/17/13 | The Right Scoop
    Allen West just posted this on his Facebook about 30 minutes ago, warning left-wing students they will have to face him if they keep stalking his wife: I completely understand the Alinsky tactics and have no issue with the insidious and incessant personal attacks by the left against me. However, I am warning you, end your harassment of my wife Angela. The students from Florida Atlantic University who have gone to my wife’s office, stalked her at the FAU Board of Trustee meetings, and sent letters to her company headquarters, end it now. This is not a threat, it is...
  • Obama warns North Korea he will take 'all necessary steps' to defend the U.S.

    04/11/2013 6:36:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    President Obama warned North Korea on Thursday that his administration will take "all necessary steps" to defend the United States from aggression and urged Pyongyang to tone down its threats. "Now is the time for North Korea to end the kind of belligerent approach that they've been taking, and to try to lower temperatures," he said in the Oval Office, after a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "Nobody wants to see a conflict on the Korean Peninsula." North Korea, he said, must "observe the basic rules and norms" set by the international community, including the UN. "We...
  • Senior White House adviser warns Republicans, Democrats to compromise on budget

    04/07/2013 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wapo ^ | 4/7/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday warned Republicans that a “my way or the highway” approach would spell the GOP’s defeat in upcoming budget negotiations and told its Democratic allies that they, too, will have to bend on President Barack Obama’s delayed spending plan set to be released this week. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said the White House was willing to work with rank-and-file Republicans to come up with an outline that both jump-starts the economy and reduces the nation’s red ink. Yet Pfeiffer also told the GOP that stubbornness among their party’s leadership would only yield...
  • Hoyer warns GOP to abandon efforts to repeal healthcare law

    03/15/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned his Republican counterpart on Friday that the GOP will have no hope of finding bipartisan agreement on any issue if it continues to insist on repealing the 2010 healthcare law. "If we want to do something in a bipartisan fashion, if we want to get to an end here, we ought to stop pretending that we´re going to repeal the Affordable Care Act," Hoyer told Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "We had an election about that. We won. The president won." Hoyer´s comment
  • White House Warns Syria on Weapons after Syria Threatens Israel

    01/31/2013 12:55:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    The White House on Thursday warned Syria not to transfer weapons to Hizbullah, as tensions mounted following reported Israeli raids on a military research center and a weapons convoy. "Syria should not further destabilize the region by transferring weaponry to Hizbullah," said Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor. Syria on Thursday warned that it reserves the right to retaliate to what it says was an Israeli air strike on a military research center..., as it lodged a complaint with the United Nations. The Syrian foreign ministry said Israel "and the states that protect it at the UN Security...
  • Ted Nugent Warns: Feds Arresting Innocent Citizens Without Warrants

    09/02/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/12 | patriotupdatereport
    Ted Nugent warns America. Vid at link.
  • Top US Middle East commander warns against efforts to scale back Navy

    03/06/2012 7:54:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 3/6/12 | ap
    WASHINGTON – The top U.S. commander in the Middle East will warn Congress on Tuesday against efforts to scale back the Navy's presence in the embattled region, saying threats from Iran and elsewhere will require more ships and maritime missile defense capabilities. Marine Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command, also said Syria has a "substantial" chemical and biological weapons capability and thousands of shoulder-launched missiles. Until now, the U.S. military has largely declined to describe the expanse of weapons that President Bashar Assad's regime has at its disposal. Mattis laid out his concerns in testimony prepared for Senate...
  • Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat

    01/06/2012 3:10:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | AFP
    Cuba's iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro warned that the world was on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war. In an article published Thursday -- Castro's first since November 2011 -- the 85-year-old retired leader also took aim at the United States and at gas shale "fracking," a new source of fossil fuels condemned by environmentalists. He did not, however, address rumors of his death, which were denied by an official Cuban blogger after they surfaced on Twitter earlier this week. "Many dangers threaten us, but two of them, nuclear...
  • Sarkozy warns 'no second chance' if euro summit fails

    12/08/2011 10:09:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/8/11 | Fabrice Randoux - AFP
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Thursday that there would be "no second chance" if a crucial European Union summit failed to reach a deal to save the euro. "Never has Europe been so necessary and never has it been in so much danger... Never has the risk of Europe's explosion been so great," Sarkozy said with only hours to go before the EU summit in Brussels. "If we don't have an agreement on Friday, we will not have a second chance," Sarkozy told a meeting of European conservative parties in the French port of Marseille. As EU leaders geared...
  • Publisher of The Jewish Week Warns Jews "Don't Piss off Obama"

    11/17/2011 7:00:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | 11/17/11 | Jeff Dunitz
    Sometimes it astounds me the extent to which a progressive "journalist" will go to spin stories in their direction, thus putting politics before serving the readers. Sometimes it astounds me the extent to which a progressive Jew will go to promote their favorite politicians thus putting politics before either their home country, America or the Jewish people. In his latest column in the paper he publishes, Gary Rosenblatt of the Jewish Week astounded me times two, as he talked about the disastrous ADL/Abe Foxman request for Jews to avoid criticizing the POTUS and warned that if American Jews upset President...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Warns Crown/Random House Not to Destroy Documents Ahead of Potential Defamation

    09/26/2011 5:56:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Publius
    Attorneys representing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have written to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, serving notice of possible litigation for defamation in connection with Joe McGinniss’s recent anti-Palin biography, and warning the company not to delete or destroy relevant documents. The letter (see below) reads, in part: Enclosed is an e-mail by your author Joe McGinniss. In this e-mail, Mr. McGinniss admits that your own lawyers instructed him that “nothing I can cite other than my own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip.”….Indeed, Mr. McGinniss admits that the allegations are false unless he can find...
  • Arab MK: Israel Faces Extinction in Mideast

    09/10/2011 11:56:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    An Arab MK said that Israel in effect will cease to exist if it does not see the break-in at the embassy in Cairo and sanctions by Turkey as “only the beginning” of a reaction its “crimes.” Ibrahim Sarsur, of the Ra'am-Ta'al party, charged that Israel’s reactions to the break-in at the Cairo embassy Friday and Turkey’s recent sanctions against Israel “are a death blow to peaceful relations.” The Israeli legislator from the Israeli Arab community accused Israel of behavior that “damages the Arab people and their national honor” by what he called the “criminal acts" against Turkey that resulted...
  • White House Warns Perry Should Watch What He Says ,

    08/16/2011 12:38:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/16/11 | Aamer Madhani
    White House press secretary Jay Carney chastised Texas Gov. Rick Perry for suggesting on the campaign trail that some economic policy decisions the Federal Reserve is considering border on “treasonous.” Speaking at a campaign stop in Iowa on Monday, the Texas governor didn’t name Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, but he said that printing more money--or quantitative easing--amounted to playing politics and he considered such a move as “almost treacherous—or treasonous in my opinion.” Quantitative easing is an effort to lower borrowing costs and keep banks lending.
  • Issa: ATF warns witnesses to limit testimony

    07/25/2011 10:45:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/25/11 | Stephen Dinan and Chuck Neubauer
    The Obama administration sought to intimidate witnesses into not testifying to Congress on Tuesday about whether ATF knowingly allowed weapons, including assault rifles, to be “walked” into Mexico, the chairman of a House committee investigating the program said in an interview Monday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said at least two scheduled witnesses expected to be asked about a controversial weapons investigation known as “Fast and Furious”received warning letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to limit their testimony. Mr. Issa's committee is set to hear testimony from six current...
  • Ireland FM warns Israel against violent interception of Gaza flotilla

    06/26/2011 9:52:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/26/11 | Danna Harman
    As the second “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” gets ready to sail this week, Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore urged Israel to avoid any repeat of last year's actions against the convoy, Irish media reported Sunday. "Israel must exercise all possible restraint and avoid any use of military force if attempting to uphold their naval blockade," Gilmore, who also holds the post of trade minister, said after meeting with Israeli Ambassador to Dublin Boaz Moda. "In particular, I would expect that any interception of ships is conducted in a peaceful manner and does not endanger the safety of our citizens or other
  • Bobby Jindal warns against 'hating' Barack Obama

    06/17/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies
    politico ^ | 6/17/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal diverged from the red meat attacks on President Obama that have characterized the Republican Leadership Conference to caution conservative activists that they ought not demonize the president in the fashion some liberals did President Bush. Jindal recalled what he said were the "shrill, absurd and negative rhetoric" employed by the left during the eight years Bush was in office. "We must not mimic their shallow approach," he said to modest applause in a Friday afternoon speech here. Jindal, who just turned 40, is up for re-election this fall and is widely assumed by...
  • EU warns Denmark about instituting border checks

    05/13/2011 9:12:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/11
    The European Union is warning Denmark its plans for customs checks may violate EU law and the Schengen free travel agreement. Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, telephoned Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen Friday morning, then followed up with a letter saying the commission had "grave concerns" that Denmark's plan would hinder the smooth functioning of Europe's single market. Member countries may not institute systematic border checks. They can sometimes institute spot checks, but Barroso wrote that the country must demonstrate that the measures are necessary. Denmark says the checks are needed to fight cross-border crime and...
  • Insolvency looms for federal entitlement programs, government warns ("TurboTaxCheatTimmy" says)

    05/13/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 109 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/13/11 | Noam N. Levey
    Caught in the sluggish recovery from the last recession, Social Security and Medicare face an increasingly dismal fiscal future, the federal government reported Friday in its annual review of the two mammoth entitlement programs. Medicare, which now provides health insurance to some 47 million elderly and disabled Americans, could begin running a deficit in 2024, five years earlier than projected last year. And Social Security, which last year began paying out more in benefits than it collected in taxes, now faces insolvency in 2036, compared to 2037 in last year’s projections. Over the years, the Social Security and Medicare trustees...
  • Egypt warns Israel: Don't interfere with opening of Gaza border crossing

    04/30/2011 10:24:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    haaretz ^ | 4/30/11 | Haaretz Service
    Rafah's opening would be a violation of an agreement reached in 2005 between the U.S., Israel, Egypt, and the EU; Israel official tells the Wall Street Journal developments in Egypt could affect Israel's national security. Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Sami Anan warned Israel against interfering with Egypt's plan to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis, saying it was not a matter of Israel's concern, Army Radio reported on Saturday. Egypt announced this week that it intended to permanently open the border crossing with Gaza within the next few days.
  • PM warns of Arab unrest resulting in theocratic regimes

    03/30/2011 3:23:02 PM PDT · by Nachum
    jpost.com ^ | 3/30/11 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND HERB KEINON
    In rare interview, Netanyahu answers questions submitted on YouTube; addresses Channel 10 investigation into travel funding, unrest in Syria, Gazan engineer snatched in Ukraine, bringing Gilad Schalit home. Talkbacks (1) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an interview on YouTube on Wednesday, answering questions sent in by audience members worldwide. Netanyahu commented on the ongoing demonstrations in Syria, saying, "We shouldn't worry about democracy in Arab countries." Instead, he explained, "you may receive a theocracy, with an extremist Muslim leadership." "There are some journalists who don't like me, they are not happy that I am prime minister," Netanyahu said, addressing the...
  • 3M Chief Warns Obama Over Business Regulation

    By Hal Weitzman in Chicago Published: February 27 2011 19:27 | Last updated: February 27 2011 19:27 The head of one of the US’s biggest industrial groups has launched a scathing attack on Barack Obama’s attempts to repair relations with companies, dubbing him “anti-business”.
  • Now, Obama warns Bahrain, Libya and Yemen

    02/18/2011 1:17:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/18/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    A week after having warned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak into retirement (see related link below), President Obama is now warning the ruling powers in Yemen, Libya and Bahrain about how to treat their people when they are protesting. (Not to mention warning the governor of Wisconsin.) Obama issued his tardy instructions to the three countries (see full presidential text below) while on a tour of Intel's semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore. where he spoke about winning the future at home somehow.
  • Wind Group Warns of Job Losses Without Grants

    12/08/2010 5:24:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/8/10 | Frederic J. Frommer
    The wind industry urged Congress on Tuesday to extend a cash grant program for production of renewable energy, claiming tens of thousands of jobs are at stake. Meanwhile, a bird advocacy group, the American Bird Conservancy, cautioned lawmakers to limit grant recipients to those who take steps to protect wildlife — arguing that such protections are needed to prevent avoidable bird fatalities at windmills. The flurry of lobbying came as Congress took up a tax package that includes President Barack Obama's compromise with Republicans on tax cuts. The American Wind Energy Association wants the package to include
  • Soros Warns U.S. Could Be On Verge Of Dictatorial Democracy, Slams Fox, Glenn Beck

    12/08/2010 3:32:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies · 1+ views
    forbes ^ | 12/8/10 | Robert Lenzner
    Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros warned tonight in New York that the combination of Fox News, Glenn Beck, The Tea Party, and the ability of Americans to fantasize unrealistically about their political system might lead “this open society to be on the verge of some dictatorial democracy.” Soros mentioned George Orwell’s novel, “1984″ as a possible precedent for the kind of fantasies being promulgated in our culture today. Orwell’s “1984″ satirized the Communist system of absolute control over society and politics that prevailed in the Soviet Union until 1990. Soros was speaking extemporaneously in conversation with CNN newsman Fareed...
  • Bernanke warns on long-term unemployment

    11/30/2010 2:04:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart ^ | 11/30/10 | afp
    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday warned current high levels of unemployment could become entrenched and have a "very long-term effect" on the US economy. Describing job creation as "probably the most important economic issue facing America today," Bernanke cautioned on the risks of long-term unemployment during a debate in Ohio. With nearly 40 percent of the US workforce unemployed for more than six months, fears are growing that that high jobless rates may be more than a temporary result of a brutal recession. "This is very unusual and very worrisome," Bernanke said, warning that workers could become detached...
  • US warns Israel of WikiLeaks release

    11/27/2010 7:24:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/27/10 | afp
    Washington has warned its ally Israel of potential embarrassment from the expected release of US diplomatic cables on whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, an Israeli newspaper said on Thursday. A senior Israeli official, quoted in Haaretz, said it has been informed that WikiLeaks plans to release hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables, some of which could include confidential reports from the US embassy in Tel Aviv. "The Americans said they view the leak very seriously," he told the paper, on condition of anonymity. "They don't know when they will be released on the Internet and what exactly they say, but they didn't...
  • Air Force warns troops about Facebook feature

    11/18/2010 3:12:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    WTOP ^ | 11/18/2010 | Lolita Baldor
    The Air Force is warning its troops to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces are located in war zones. In a warning issued on its internal website earlier this month, the Air Force said that "careless use of these services by airmen can have devastating operations security and privacy implications." The message was also sent to senior commanders, who were asked to get the word out to their forces. The sites are a concern for U.S military services, which have 95,000 troops in Afghanistan...
  • Iran leader warns US of war with 'no limits'

    09/21/2010 6:57:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/10 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Tuesday that an attack on his country's nuclear facilities could spark a war with "no limits". Ahmadinejad also raised new questions about the Holocaust as he raised more controversy on his visit to New York for the annual UN General Assembly meetings. "The United States has never entered a real war, not in Vietnam, nor in Afghanistan, nor even World War II," the Iranian leader told American editors and reporters when asked about how Iran would react to any US supported strike by Israel on Iran's nuclear facilities. "War is just...
  • Former IAEA Inspector Warns Iran Can Build Atomic Weapon

    08/26/2010 10:51:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 8/26/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    A former nuclear inspector for the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is warning that Iran already has the capacity to produce a nuclear bomb. Olli Heinonen revealed the information in an interview with the French Le Monde magazine on Thursday. According to Reuters, quoting the interview, Heinonen was an expert on Iran’s nuclear program during his tenure as the deputy director-general of the IAEA, heading the agency’s nuclear safeguards arm.
  • Israel warns Hamas after rocket fire

    08/01/2010 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 2+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | 8/1/10 | ARON HELLER
    JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister issued a stern warning Sunday to Gaza's Hamas rulers after a weekend of rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory on Israeli communities. Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Israel holds the Islamic militant group responsible for the rare flare-up in violence and would retaliate for any attack against its people. "I see the Hamas as directly responsible for any attack that comes from the Gaza Strip toward the state of Israel and the international community should see it this way as well," Netanyahu said. "Israel reserves the right to defend its citizens and we will...
  • Russia warns Iran near nuclear weapons potential (President Dmitry Medvedev)

    07/12/2010 3:00:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/10 | Stuart Williams
    MOSCOW (AFP) – Iran is close to having the potential to build a nuclear weapon, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday in the clearest indication yet of Russian alarm over Tehran's atomic drive. "Iran is nearing the possession of the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of a nuclear weapon," Medvedev said at a meeting with Russian diplomats quoted by Russian news agencies. Russia, traditionally a diplomatic and economic ally of the Islamic republic, in the past took a milder line against Tehran than Western powers but recently noticeably hardened its position. Iran has over the...
  • US warns NKorea not to 'aggravate tensions'

    06/25/2010 1:50:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States warned North Korea Friday to refrain from "actions that aggravate tensions," amid concerns that Pyongyang may be preparing for a new round of missile tests. A State Department spokesman said Washington was aware of a North Korean notification that it was declaring a 9-day "no sail" zone off its western coast, which in the past has signalled the onset of missile tests. "North Korea should refrain from actions that aggravate tensions," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said. "We would hate to see North Korea go through another round of missile launches." The South Korea...
  • Beirut warns IDF not to attack flotilla

    06/23/2010 1:08:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/23/10 | ASSOCIATED PRESS AND HERB KEINON
    BEIRUT - Lebanon said Wednesday that it will hold Israel responsible for any attack against blockade-busting aid ships planning to sail to Gaza in coming days. Two ships carrying aid are planning to make the trip to Gaza. Lebanese authorities have so far granted one of them permission to sail first to Cyprus and not directly to Gaza because Lebanon and Israel are technically at war.
  • Govt warns health insurance industry on mergers

    05/24/2010 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 444+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/24/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning the health insurance industry that it will block mergers that threaten to stifle competition. Justice Department antitrust chief Christine Varney said Monday that vigorous enforcement of anti-monopoly laws is essential to the success of the new health care law, particularly when it comes to reining in premiums. Big insurers have been getting bigger, and in many states one or two large carriers dominate the market.
  • P.A. warns Palestinian shoppers

    05/07/2010 10:17:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 256+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/7/10 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Palestinian Authority Economy Minister Hassan Abu Libdeh warned Palestinians on Thursday against shopping at Rami Levy supermarkets in the West Bank. Thousands of Palestinians converge every day on the Rami Levy supermarkets at Sha’ar Binyamin and Mishor Adumim, the only two branches in the West Bank. The two stores also employ dozens of Palestinians. This was the first threat of its kind issued by the PA against Palestinians who visited the Israeli supermarkets, which are named after their founder.
  • Israel warns Syria over Hezbollah attacks

    Israel has delivered a secret warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad that it will respond to missile attacks from Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese-based Islamist group, by launching immediate retaliation against Syria itself. In a message, sent earlier this month, Israel made it clear that it now regards Hezbollah as a division of the Syrian army and that reprisals against Syria will be fast and devastating. It follows the discovery by Israeli intelligence that Syria has recently supplied long-range ballistic missiles and advanced anti-aircraft systems to Hezbollah. “We’ll return Syria to the Stone Age by crippling its power stations, ports, fuel...
  • Ahmadinejad warns powers will 'regret' if Iran sanctioned

    02/16/2010 12:26:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 459+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | Hiedeh Farmani
    TEHRAN (AFP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday that world powers would regret any moves to slap new sanctions on Iran, while stressing that Tehran was still ready for a UN-brokered nuclear fuel deal. His latest salvo came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured the Gulf to seek backing for possible sanctions against Iran for defiantly pursuing its nuclear programme. "If anybody seeks to create problems for Iran, our response will not be like before," Ahmadinejad told a packed news conference in Tehran. "Something in response will be done which will make them (the world powers) regret"...